On This Day, October 29 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 29 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day October 29 in 1965 – Rock band The Who released ‘My Generation’ in the UK where it peaked at No.2 on the Singles chart.

1966 – Garage rock band ? and the Mysteries hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ’96 Tears’. Also a chart-topper in Canada that year.

1971 – Co-founder, guitarist and leader of the Allman Brothers BandDuane Allman died on this day October 29 in music history, aged 24 in a motorcycle accident.

1973 – John Lennon released his fourth studio album ‘Mind Games’ through Apple Records. The album received mixed reviews but it still made the Top 10 in the US (No.9) and peaked at No.13 in the UK.

1977 – The Spanish vocal duo Baccara reached number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ on this day October 29. The song was a big hit in Europe and it topped the charts in nine other countries on the old continent.

1983 – Country musicians Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton hit number one in the US with ‘Islands in the Stream’ for the first of two consecutive weeks. It also reached No.1 in Australia, Austria, and Canada.

1984 – Hard rock band Deep Purple released their eleventh studio album ‘Perfect Strangers’ through Polydor Records on this day October 29. The album was a commercial success peaking at No. 17 in the US and No.6 in the UK while in Switzerland it reached No.1.

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1987 – American jazz multi-instrumentalist, singer, and big band leader Woodrow “Woody” Herman died at the age of 74.

1988 – With their greatest hits compilation album ‘Money for Nothing’Dire Straits started a three-week run at No.1 in the UK on this day October 29.

1988 – Irish singer-songwriter Enya hit number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Orinoco Flow’ for the first of three consecutive weeks.

1994 – The vocal harmony quarter Boyz II Men made a third comeback at number one on the US Billboard 200 with their second studio album ‘II’ on this day October 29 in music history.

1994 – With his rendition of The Equals‘ 1966 hit ‘Baby, Come Back’Pato Banton started a four-week run at number one on the UK Singles chart.

2001 – American jazz tenor saxophonist Henry Bertholf “Spike” Robinson died on this day October 29 at the age of 71.

2005 – Rock band Arctic Monkeys scored their first No.1 on the UK Singles chart with their debut single ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’.

2005 – R&B singer Alicia Keys went to number one in the US with her first live album ‘Unplugged’ on this day October 29.

2005 – Electronic music group The Prodigy topped the UK Albums chart with their greatest hits compilation ‘Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005’.

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2011 
– With their eponymous third studio album, rock band Evanescence topped the US Billboard 200 chart on this day October 29.

2011 – The number one album in the UK on this day was the eponymous debut studio album by the rock band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

2015 – House music DJ KDA featuring rapper Tinie Tempah and singer Katy B. topped the UK Singles chart with ‘Turn the Music Louder (Rumble)’ on this day October 29.

2015 – With his self-titled fourth studio album, singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson went to No.1 in the United Kingdom on this day October 29.

2016 – Rock band Green Day scored their third number one album in the US with their twelfth studio release ‘Revolution Radio’. The LP also reached No.1 in eleven other countries, including the UK and Canada.

2017 – American singer Keith Wilder died on this day October 29 in music history at the age of 65. Best remembered for his work with the funk/disco band Heatwave.

2018 – Singer and songwriter James “Jimmy” Farrar died at the age of 67. Best remembered as the lead singer of the bands Molly Hatchet and Raw Energy Band.

2020 – With ‘Lemonade’, the hip hop collective Internet Money ft. rappers Gunna, Don Toliver and Nav  topped the UK Singles chart on this day October 29.

2020 – Pop rock band The Vamps scored their second domestic number one album when ‘Cherry Blossom’ reached No.1 in the UK.

BORN ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 29 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1925 – American jazz saxophonist and composer John Haley “Zoot” Sims was born in Inglewood, California on this day October 29 in music history.

1937 – One half of the bluegrass musical duo the Osborne BrothersSonny Osborne was born on this day October 29 in Roark, Kentucky.

1944 – Multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Denny Laine was born Brian Frederick Hines in Tyseley, England. Best known as a founding member of the rock bands The Moody Blues and Wings.

1944 – Dutch guitarist and songwriter Robbie van Leeuwen was born on this day October 29 in The Hague, Netherlands. Best known for his work with the bands Shocking Blue and The Motions.

1945 – American singer and actress Beatrice Melba Hill also known by her stage name Melba Moore was born in New York City.

1946 – Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and co-founder of Fleetwood MacPeter Greenbaum better known as Peter Green was born on this day October 29 in London, England.

1949 – Bassist, guitarist, and singer David Paton was born on this day in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to prominence as a member of the rock band Pilot.

1955 – English keyboardist and composer Roger O’Donnell was born in London on this day October 29 in music history. Best known as a member of the rock band The Cure.

1955 – American singer and songwriter Kevin DuBrow was born in Hollywood, California. Best known as the frontman of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot.

1956 – American bass guitarist, singer, and record producer Randall “Randy” Jackson was born on this day October 29 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1962 – Icelandic singer and trumpeter Einar Örn Benediktsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. Best known as a member of the alternative rock band The Sugarcubes.

1970 – English musician and songwriter Toby Smith was born in London on this day October 29 in music history. He rose to fame as the keyboardist of the band Jamiroquai.

1987 – Singer and songwriter Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson also known professionally as Tove Lo was born in Helsingborg, Sweden.

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